Game Day Chili! Thick, bold, rich and rubescent; filled with deep flavors that hold their own paired with your favorite hot dogs, fries, burgers or straight up. Plan a chili bar and include a multitude of tantalizing toppings: sour cream, shredded cheeses, guacamole, corn chips, various crackers, chopped red onion–the sky’s limit!
Feel free to make it the day before because the essences grow and mellow overnight–the chilly frig nap makes this cheesy, spicy, saucy wonder deeply flavorful. However, it’s wonderful the same day as well. Perfect for Game Day or Any Day that you need a chili fix that packs a game day flavor punch!
3 lbs ground chicken & turkey or beef & pork…you pick–use one or mix all!
5-6 TBSP chili powder
3 TBSP ground coriander
4 TBSP ground cumin
3 TBSP cocoa powder
1 large onion, chopped course
1 large green pepper, chopped course
1 large red pepper, chopped course
3 stalks celery; chopped
2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
2 TBSP sugar
1 tsp espresso powder (optional)
7 cloves garlic, crushed
1 28 ounce can tomato sauce
1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup tequila or 1 cup beer
1 small can kidney beans; rinsed
1 small can pinto beans; rinsed
1 small can black beans; rinsed
1 small can garbanzo beans; rinsed
4 cups beef stock
salt & pepper to taste
Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground meat into the hot pan, and cook until evenly browned.
Pour in the beans, crushed tomatoes and sauce. Add onion, celery, green and red bell peppers, stock and tequila or beer. Season with chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, cumin, coriander, cocoa, espresso, sugar and salt & pepper to taste. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally. After 2 hours, taste, and adjust salt, pepper, and additional chili powder if necessary. The longer the chili simmers, the better it tastes.
Serve in regular bowls or bread bowls topped with your favorite toppings such as; shredded cheese, sour cream, green or red onions, corn chips—your choice.
Chili bowl photo source: mychocolatetherapy, Hot Dogs photo source: tastykitchen Fries photo source: burgerbeast